In this sense (though not in others), ordinary language philosophy
aims to provide lexical definitions of the terms they study.
Cavell recasts Emerson and Thoreau as avant-le-lettre kin to ordinary-language philosophers responding to skepticism, but when Duffy recasts Cavell as an apres-le-lettre British romantic, he deemphasizes skepticism and ordinary language philosophy
and instead focuses on later Cavell, the Cavell who deploys the terms of receptivity and intimacy, aversive thinking, and perfectionism.
An Ordinary Language Philosopher may reply to Cappelen: Ordinary Language Philosophy
does not rest its claims on intuitions.
The focus of this paper is to analyse what Hallen refers to as ordinary language philosophy
and explain how it authenticates African philosophy as unique 'species' of philosophy.
In the 1980s he broke this earlier linkage with a faculty psychology and its philosophy of the will and addressed human action.(15) This is best examplified in a groundbreaking article of 1971 entitled "The Model of a Text: Meaningful Action Considered as a Text."(16) In it he acknowledged a finding of Ordinary Language Philosophy
that human discourse is an action, and inversely that human action is meaningful action, that is,"une action parlante."(17) Although this move in no way revoked Ricoeur's interest in language, it rearranges the field that language is asked to display.(18) In his most recent writings, in other words, Ricoeur has placed language within the more encompassing framework of action.(19)
Most notably, ordinary language philosophy
is almost entirely omitted from discussion.
In terms of style and method, Sandis departs from the unashamedly metaphysical approach that is currently popular in the philosophy of mind and action, and he takes us back to the days of ordinary language philosophy
with numerous points and arguments from grammar and language use.
Linguistic Experiments and Ordinary Language Philosophy
, NAT HANSEN and EMMANUEL CHEMLA
Thankfully, Julia Tanney's forwards to the two volumes of collected essays, as well as her laudable essay 'Rethinking Ryle: A Critical Discussion of The Concept of Mind'--a substantial fifty-page commentary, previously available only as an introduction to the French edition of Ryle's best known work--do much to remedy the myth that Ryle's philosophy consists of an outdated blend of ordinary language philosophy
I admit that my own capacity for metaphorical identification may not allow me to put myself in the place of a 'largely unreconstructed advocate' (36) of ordinary language philosophy
, as Cohen calls himself.
Although the essays do not lack arguments, Singer's style, revelatory of his training at Cornell during the middle of the last century, displays more of a tendency toward ordinary language philosophy
than is common nowadays.